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UNFAZED by the crowd around her, Julieta Abapo wove the newspaper strips into a wooden molder, her fingers pressing the corners for a smooth, clean finish.
MARIKINA residents often describe the day Tropical Storm “Ondoy” (international name: “Ketsana”) battered their city seven years ago, as if it were “the end of the world.”
A GOOD design will help sell a newspaper, but great storytelling will help ensure the loyalty of readers to the brand.
A security guard armed with a shotgun killed a peasant leader in a rice field in Coron, a popular resort town in the tourist famous Busuanga island group in Palawan province.
The chair of the House committee investigating Sen. Leila de Lima’s alleged ties to drug lords at New Bilibid Prison (NBP) has challenged the former justice secretary to appear at the next hearing to defend herself.
THINGS ARE looking up for the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry.
IT WAS a sunny Sunday morning on Sept. 28, 1901. The town of Balangiga in what is now Eastern Samar was occupied by a company of US Army troopers from the 9th Infantry Regiment commanded by Capt.Thomas W. Connell, a West Pointer. They were just beginning to head for breakfast after the bugler had sounded mess call. (A few weeks earlier, President William McKinley had been shot by Leon Czolgosz during a visit to the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. His vice president, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, would become the youngest president in US history.) A Mass had been scheduled to commemorate the assassination of the president.
THE NATION has been riveted by two public trials in the past two weeks involving the President of the Republic and a senator of the realm.
“IS A Mocha Uson Facebook post more powerful than an Inquirer editorial?” I provocatively asked columnists and editors at my birthday dinner.
There is no time to lose,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said in reference to the urgent task of educating Filipino schoolchildren on the horrors of martial law and the necessity of defending democracy and upholding human rights.
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. is keen on participating in a massive public private partnership (PPP) contract to modernize Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the “crown jewel” of Philippine airports.
When a group of senior citizens went into the dairy industry eight years ago, making a profit was the last thing on their minds.
Work-life balance is a myth.
All sugar-sweetened drinks would be slapped a P10-a-liter excise tax once the Department of Finance (DOF) convinces Congress to pass its tax reform program.
Despite external volatilities as well as sociopolitical risks on the domestic front, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. urged investors not to waver and trust the country’s strong economy.
WHEN Tim Cone talks, people listen. And believe him, too. Cone had declared a few days ago that the Beermen are “the team to beat.” So, for all intents and purposes, this half of the Final Four series of the PBA Governors’ Cup pitting his Barangay Ginebra crew against San Miguel Beer will ultimately crown […]
WHAT looked like a quiet campaign has become more of a struggle for defending champion Far Eastern University. “We expected an up-and-down season for us,” said FEU coach Nash Racela after the Tamaraws escaped University of the Philippines by just a bucket, 51-49, yesterday in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “In […]
CHRIS Gavina has been earning raves with the job he has been doing with the Mahindra Enforcers in the PBA Governors’ Cup.
OUT TO prove his doubters wrong, Adamson’s Jerrick Ahanmisi has been taking the floor a lot more confident these days.
IT MAY look effortless at times, the way Arellano guard Jiovani Jalalon wreaks havoc on opposing defenses. Add a streak-shooting Donald Gumaru to the mix and the Chiefs look even more unstoppable.
NOW on its eighth year, ManilArt has arguably become the leading barometer of the growth and vibrancy of Philippine visual arts in the region. When local art gallery owners came together to establish in 2009 with some assistance from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), it was to give the Philippines its own international […]
BALLET Manila (BM) will stage excerpts from three of the world’s most beloved ballets in one production via “The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess.” The show brings to the fore the company’s celebrated mastery of classical technique in a unique program set to the timeless music of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The production […]
WHAT is interesting and even unique about “Selected Stories” by F. Sionil José (University of the Philippines Press, 2016), the latest collection by National Artist F. Sionil José, is that each story, previously published, is prefaced by a personal anecdote, with the author explaining how the story took shape in his imagination and personal experience. […]
THAT little bookstore on Padre Faura Street in Ermita, Manila, owned by National Artist for Literature Francisco Sionil José and opened in June 1965, just turned 51 years old, making it a presumed cultural-heritage property. Republic Act No. 10066 (or the 2009 National Cultural Heritage Act), created in response to the demolition of the Manila […]
THE HISTORY of contemporary Philippine art is littered with names of artists who have not received their due recognition during their time for reasons. However, it is ultimately the passage of time that gives the essential perspective necessary to objectively assess their place in Philippine art history. That, and the providential support of an ardent […]
A Filipino indie film is headed to the oldest fest in North America and one of the newest cinema events in Europe in October.
Lotlot de Leon had to buy new luggage for a trip abroad, her first time to attend an international film festival.
Miguel Tanfelix, who turned 18 last Sept. 21, said he will strive to live his life responsibly, especially now that he’s legally an adult and is currently representing a program for the youth.
This month’s movie box-office grosses teach both industry people and viewers a thing or 10 about how this season’s film fortunes are panning out—and why.
For Janine Gutierrez, the decision of her boyfriend Elmo Magalona to transfer to a rival channel is “a learning experience on independence.”